Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Interview with Bruce Perens

Filed under
OSS

Bruce Perens, a very public Open Source advocate, and a co-founder of Software in the Public Interest, says Open Source could prove to be even more attractive in the future, as commercial software looks to protect company interests over those of the user.

But, to take advantage of these opportunities Open Source must provide better security and less confusing (and threatening) licensing climates. Nathaniel Brown, an Open Source evangelist in Canada, caught up with Perens and asked him about how Open Source can improve security, as well as other areas to keep enterprise managers interested in the Open Source option.

Interview.

More in Tux Machines

Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Drops Gnumeric and Abiword in Favor of LibreOffice Writer and Calc

Canonical has announced the release of the first Beta build for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) opt-in flavors, which include the well-known Xubuntu distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. Read more

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

But “free as in beer” isn’t really the point – huge numbers of corporate open-source users opt for paid commercial versions of open-source projects, for simplicity and support. And then there are all those various licenses that protect the openness of the software – GPL, Apache, Eclipse. But the good news is that, with very few exceptions, there aren’t many legal issues for the average company to worry about. Read more

Today in Techrights

Windows 10: is it finally time to migrate to Ubuntu?

Ubuntu continues to grow in popularity, not only with mainstream consumers, but also with Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, government and top notch education entities across the globe have realized they can save millions of USD, and invest funds more prudently for social programmes. Read more